ASUS has updated its Edge Up blog with a new article that details a trio of its upcoming X670E motherboards. Joining the previously teased ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme is the Crosshair X670E Hero, ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi, and TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi, all of which, expectedly, include support for newer-generation technologies that include DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 connectivity. ASUS doesn’t seem prepared to share their prices yet, however.
ASUS X670E common features:
- DDR5 RAM support and PCIe 5.0 connectivity
- PCIe Q-Release button (ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi)
- Single-sided Q-DIMM latching design
- M.2 Q-Latch for easily installation of M.2 drives
ROG Crosshair X670E Hero highlights:
- Most accessible model in the ROG Crosshair X670E lineup
- Dark hues predominate the surface
- Polymo lighting across the integrated I/O shield
- 18+2 teamed power stages rated for 110A
- Pair of PCIe 5.0 x16 slots
- Included PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, which gives you a third M.2 slot
- Audiophile-grade ESS ES9218PQ Quad DAC
- WiFi 6E, Dual rear USB4 ports
ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi highlights:
- Merges the best of form and function
- Illuminated acrylic display on the integrated I/O shield
- 18+2 teamed power stages rated for 110A
- Hefty and thick combo-sink M.2 heatsink
- Massive bundled PCIe 5.0 M.2 heatsink
- Integrated power button on the motherboard
- Spare M.2 thermal pads in the ROG accessory kit
TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi highlights:
- No-frills aesthetic with simple, clean lines
- PCIe Gen 5.0 x16 slot
- Total of four M.2 slots (one wired for PCIe 5.0, two for PCIe 4.0, one for PCIe 3.0)
- Q-LED diagnostic array that gives you at-a-glance information
Three new X670E motherboards break cover from ROG, ROG Strix, and TUF Gaming
The full launch of AMD’s hotly-anticipated AM5 platform is coming soon. We’ve planned a full range of motherboards ready to harness AMD’s next-gen CPUs, and we’re now ready to share the details on three more of our upcoming gaming boards. To accompany the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, announced earlier this year, we’re introducing the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, the ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi, and the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi. This trio stands ready to power your next-gen AMD gaming build.
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For this next generation of motherboards, we’re raising everything to the power of five: DDR5 RAM support and PCIe 5.0 connectivity come standard on our X670E motherboards.
The ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, the ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi, and the TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi let you enjoy the massive bandwidth, sizzling new speeds, and exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM. With data rates 50% faster than previous-generation DDR4 memory, DDR5 unleashes a new tier of performance, and these motherboards have a host of hardware and firmware optimizations that enable users to overclock capable kits to the absolute limit.
PCIe 5.0 connectivity empowers you today with a comprehensive selection of high-speed ports, and it’ll give you access to the fastest next-gen SSDs and GPUs as they hit the market. With double the link speeds of PCIe 4.0, the new standard provides us with the bandwidth to deck out these boards with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports—and a pair of USB4® ports on the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero.
Since so many gamers use their PC’s front panel USB ports connect fast external storage, these motherboards offer a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector. Need those ports to rapidly recharge your other devices, as well? Pair the X670E Hero board with a case featuring a front-panel USB Type-C port so that you can have convenient access to 60W charging through Quick Charge 4+.*
Hassle-free building with Q-Design features
Exclusive ASUS Q-Design innovations make sure that building and customizing a high-end gaming PC has never been so easy. Both the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero and ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi include the PCIe Q-Release button. Today’s cutting-edge graphics cards often have beefy cooling solutions and sturdy backplates. That’s great for performance—but they can get in the way of popping the PCIe release latch free. Our PCIe Slot Q-Release button lets you release your graphics card from the slot with one press, no fumbling or tiny fingers required.
Similarly, traditional DIMM slot designs require you to lock in both sides of the memory stick, and it wasn’t always easy for those of us with larger fingers to unlock the latch closest to the graphics card. That’s why we’ve also implemented our single-sided Q-DIMM latching design on all three of these X670E motherboards. With this arrangement, you won’t have to worry about a latch that may be too close to your graphics card. A single latch on the easier-to-access side of the DIMM slot is all it takes to hold your memory stick firmly in place. Installing your RAM—and upgrading it down the road—is that much easier.
We’ve even simplified the process of installing an M.2 drive. Our M.2 Q-Latch gives you the peace of mind that you’ll never have to handle another tiny, easily lost M.2 screw ever again. Now, you can secure or loosen an M.2 drive with just your fingertips.
ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
Elite PC builders turn to ROG Crosshair motherboards for their unbeatable combination of performance, high-end features, and stunning looks. As the most accessible model in the ROG Crosshair X670E lineup, the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero bridges the gap between professional PC builders and everyday gamers, allowing everyone to construct a high-performance showcase PC.
Dark hues predominate the surface of the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, providing an intense backdrop for your build. Polymo lighting across the integrated I/O shield delivers a sizzling accent. This microstructural array of light and color features two RGB patterns, empowering builders to show off a luminous RGB style that they won’t see anywhere else.
Ready to take one of AMD’s new chips to the next level? With its 18+2 teamed power stages rated for 110A, this motherboard will effortlessly deliver copious amounts of stable power to your CPU. Substantial integrated heatsinks keep the circuitry cool, and a wide array of headers let you set up your dream cooling solution.
The ROG Crosshair X670E Hero sets you up for a thoroughly next-gen gaming build. Its pair of PCIe 5.0 x16 slots stand ready for next-gen graphics cards–or the included PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, which gives you a third M.2 slot, in addition to the two onboard slots, that are wired for PCIe 5.0 connectivity. Enjoy pristine audio for competitive gaming and entertainment alike with an audiophile-grade ESS ES9218PQ Quad DAC that pumps top-notch audio to the front-panel output. With an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio, this audio solution is perfect for plugging in a high-end headset.
High-end connectivity rounds out the Hero’s feature set. WiFi 6E lets you access the freshly opened 6GHz band for unhindered wireless networking with compatible routers in select regions. Dual rear USB4 ports give you flexible access points for high-speed external storage and peripherals.
ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
ROG Crosshair motherboards deliver the best that the X670E has to offer, and ROG Strix boards take that basic DNA and offer it in more attainable packages that balance exceptional gaming performance with striking style.
The ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi merges the best of form and function. Angular accents sweep across the board’s heatsinks alongside distinctive ROG iconography, while an illuminated acrylic display on the integrated I/O shield makes an impactful statement.
Comprehensive power and thermal solutions set you up to tame the latest high-end gear. 18+2 teamed power stages rated for 110A deliver a stable stream of power to your AMD CPU. To keep PCIe 5.0 SSDs operating comfortably, the hefty and thick combo-sink M.2 heatsink provides a large surface area for cooling. And a massive bundled PCIe 5.0 M.2 heatsink is included in the accessory kit.
A new generation of conveniences ease the building process with the ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi. In addition to the PCIe Slot Q-Release button, which makes it easy to remove the graphics card, there’s an integrated power button on the motherboard that makes it easy to do a pre-test prior to building the whole system. And spare M.2 thermal pads in the ROG accessory kit make sure that you’re ready to keep future replacement drives operating optimally.
TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi
The TUF Gaming lineup delivers the performance you need in designs that communicate durability and practicality. The TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi equips you to outpace the competition with its comprehensive feature set and sturdy good looks.
This board’s no-frills aesthetic starts with simple, clean lines and unobtrusive gray hues that make it easy for you to coordinate the look of your build. Badges on the integrated I/O shield and across the board provide understated accents.
The TUF Gaming X670E-Plus WiFi shares many of the same next-gen features as the higher-end ROG Crosshair and ROG Strix boards. A PCIe Gen 5.0 x16 slot lets you install the highest-end graphics cards of today and tomorrow. A total of four M.2 slots, one wired for PCIe 5.0, two for PCIe 4.0, and one for PCIe 3.0, let you set up a spacious and speedy storage system. And it includes a wide array of Q-Design features, including the intuitive Q-LED diagnostic array that gives you at-a-glance information on the status of your build.
Learn more at the Canadian National Exhibition
Between August 19th and August 21st, we’ll be showing off these new X670E motherboards at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Canada. Join us at our booth to be one of the first to see these boards in person–and also get an up-close look at even more ROG gear.
Even if you can’t make it to Toronto, there’s more information on the way. At the Gamescom event on August 24th, we’ll have even more motherboards to introduce, and we’ll have ASUS-exclusive features to explore as we get closer to the full launch of these boards and AMD’s next-gen CPUs.
*To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can only support 27W.
Source: ASUS Edge Up